karavia

karavia, n. Long-tailed cuckoo (Eudy-namis taitensis), a winter visitor from New Zealand.

Mei te rua taime i te mata-‘iti, kā kite te tangata i te karavia i te rere-‘anga nā runga ia Rarotonga.
Twice a year people find the long-tailed cuckoo flying over Rarotonga;

‘E moa karavia tā mātou i te kāinga.
We’ve got a fowl at home with (barred) markings like the

karavia; ‘E mata karavia tō‘ou.
You’ve got sharp eyes. (cf.

pātangaroa.)

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